A retired dean of education, Honoree Fleming, was tragically found dead with a gunshot wound to the head on a hiking trail near the Vermont State University Castleton Campus. The beloved educator had entered the trail around 4 p.m. on Thursday and was discovered less than an hour later. Authorities are now searching for the person responsible for her untimely death.
Vermont State Police have confirmed that Honoree Fleming, 77 years old and wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Powers, was killed by the gunshot wound. As of now, no suspect has been arrested, and the public is urged to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the Vermont State Police.
The authorities are particularly interested in finding a “person of interest” described as a male with short red hair, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a dark gray T-shirt and carrying a black backpack. Investigators are also requesting local businesses and members of the public to review their surveillance footage in hopes of gathering more information about the incident.
In response to this tragic event, Vermont State University’s Castleton Campus has remained open during this difficult time, providing a supportive environment for the community to come together. While students will be excused from class, regular schedules are expected to resume on Tuesday.
Honoree Fleming was an esteemed educator who made significant contributions to various institutions, including Trinity College, Middlebury College, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her loss has deeply affected the Castleton campus community and all of Vermont State University.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Honoree’s husband, Ron Powers, her family, and friends. This devastating incident is an unimaginable tragedy, and the impact of her absence will be deeply felt by all who knew her.
Q: What is the status of the investigation?
A: As of now, no suspect has been arrested, and authorities are actively investigating the case.
Q: How can the public assist with the investigation?
A: The Vermont State Police urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or individuals to the police. Tips can be submitted anonymously online.
Q: What is the description of the person of interest?
A: The person of interest is described as a male with short red hair, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a dark gray T-shirt and carrying a black backpack.